"My paintings, installations, and photos are informed by my surroundings both found and created. The structure and function of often overlooked material becomes my focus. Ideas arise through building and arranging objects and photographs routinely in the studio. By creating stilled moments through three-dimensional object placement, the commonly understood job of something may be altered. Use of time-lapse captures what I might not see and draws the day. Tools like rulers, cameras, brushes and prints often leave their mark. Physical space, light, time, and material are constant participants in the making, content and display. Process and flexibility allow for unexpected moments.
The paintings derived from built set-ups, further consider composition and cropping and their subjects’ relationship to paint. The paint is sculptural; it’s anatomy in plain view. This manipulation of mediums reveal an attempt to build form and light, and a narrative of studio practice in our contemporary world."
- Jenny Brillhart
Jenny Brillhart was born 1972 in Keene, New Hampshire. She received a BFA from Smith College in Northampton, MA and went on to study painting and drawing at The Art Students League, NY. In 2003 she graduated from the The New York Academy of Art with an MFA in painting.
Brillhart has had solo exhibitions at Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Berlin, Germany and Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Florida as well as numerous other solo and group exhibitions. In 2017 she showed at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in a two person exhibition alongside artist Sara Stites. Brillhart was included in the 2019 deCordova New England Biennial. She lives and works in Blue Hill, Maine.